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Old 09-12-2008, 07:15 AM
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I have a Remington model 700 that I am going to fix up a bit, since it isn't my primary rifle. This is my first time gunsmithing, so I will probably be asking a lot of questions. I am starting off slow and then modifying the gun more as I gain more knowledge and money. So my first priority is to get a new stock, my problem is that I have to either order a stock with a blind magazine cut or a hinged magazine. Well my rifle has a blind magazine, but I would like to install a detachable magazine. Is this very difficult to do, or should I even do it at all? How does this effect the gun's shooting? Also, what's a good book to buy for a beginner starting on his own gun?

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Old 09-12-2008, 07:30 AM
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Welcome to the forum Jake. Rules are simple, be nice and join in. You also might want to check out our FAQ's at the tab at the top of the page to see what were about.

If you go to Brownell's tech section and then click on the How-to's there's a three article discussion of reworking a Rem 700.

As for your blind magazine question I really like the ability to drop the ammo out of the bottom of the gun. You can get the factory BDL or CDL metal from Remington or from Brownell's. Brownell's also sells steel bottom metal. Remington also has the detachable magazine hardware and magazines as does Brownell's.

Adding this to a 700 does not effect accuracy only enhances function. Here's the link to Brownell's tech section how-to's. Scroll down til you get to rifles. There's lots of good info on bedding, finishing and more here.

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/Gun...erarchive.aspx
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Thanks Bob. That article on Brownell helped explain some of the questions I had. I am looking forward to starting on my rifle, and I will be popping in with questions I am sure. Thanks again
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:25 PM
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Glad to help you out Jake. We've got lots of folks here that have worked over rifles and are willing to pass on their experiences. One of the nicest things you can do to a Remington action is put a good aftermarket barrel on it and have the action blue printed. Blue printing makes sure everything is centered on the action. The 700 action has probably had more accurizing done to it than any other commercial action on the market.

Take some pix of your project from start to finish and keep us informed as to how it's coming. There's some directions at the head of the gunsmith section on adjusting the factory Remington triggers that also may help you out.
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